This means that patients are unable to feel or notice injuries, for example, having a stone in the foot or a blister. Quadratus plantae originates with two slips from the lateral and medial margins of the calcaneus and inserts into the lateral margin of the flexor digitorum tendon. If the clot breaks free, it could travel to your lung and cause a potentially fatal pulmonary embolism.
As the individual transfers weight from the heel to the metatarsus, however, the foot will roll too far in a medial direction, such that the weight is distributed unevenly across the metatarsus, with excessive weight borne on the hallux. It is mainly associated with nutritional deficiencies, and especially iron-deficiency anemia. The extensor digitorum longus acts similar to the tibialis anterior except that it also dorsiflexes the digits. An unsteady gait that can cause a fall is one risk of neuropathy.